MSc - Master of Science
Improved global life expectancy has resulted in a cancer epidemic. It is well recognised that accurate early diagnosis is an essential aspect of the administration of increasingly expensive and tailored cancer treatment care plans.
The Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology) MSc programme has been devised to provide knowledge of key aspects of this increasingly important disease area.
You will become familiar with the genetic and cellular changes occurring in both solid and blood-borne cancers, the current and emerging technological approaches for diagnosis of the disease and the effect on pertinent cellular changes on patient prognosis. Studies on populations and the influence of genotypic variation will ensure that you are qualified to make sense of cancer statistics.
You are able to tailor your programme by selecting from a menu of option modules and pursuing a research project in an area ranging from molecular through to cellular or tissue-based aspects of cancer.
During the course you will join our thriving research environment and will have access to excellent laboratory facilities within the School. On successful completion of the course you will be equipped to take forward your career with an in-depth knowledge of this increasingly common disease area.
The Cancer Biology MSc equips students for careers in the research sector, for example in academia or in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.
Depending on the options that are taken by the student, in addition to their in-depth knowledge of molecular and cellular changes that occur in cancer, the student may also gain a detailed knowledge of the OMICs topics alongside immunodiagnostics and immunotherapeutics. These areas of study open up the choices that students may select in terms of careers.
Our alumni have gone on to study PhDs or have gone on to work in the biotechnology industries in drug discovery roles.
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Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.
With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.
We can help you:
- find work placements, graduate jobs or voluntary experience related to your course
- discover international opportunities to enhance your employability
- write effective CVs and application forms
- develop your interview and enterprise skills
- plan your career with our career consultants
- gain insights into your chosen industry through mentoring.
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- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
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- Republic of Ireland
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- Sao Tome and Principe
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- South Africa
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- South Sudan
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- St Vincent
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- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
£ 14,000per year
Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.
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